|Zhaoyang Fan, PhD|
Dr. Fan received his BS in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University, his MS in Medical Physics from McMaster University and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. His dissertation was focused on technological developments in non-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of peripheral artery lumen and wall, under the direction of Prof. Debiao Li. His current research interest is in using MRI to investigate atherosclerotic plaques in major arterial vessels such as coronary and carotid arteries. Dr. Fan also serves as Technical Director of the 3-Tesla MRI system in the Research Imaging Core.
|Behzad Sharif, PhD|
Dr. Sharif received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where his doctoral research, supervised by Prof. Yoram Bresler, was focused on patient-adaptive fast dynamic MRI and auto-calibrating parallel MR imaging. His overall research interest are in the area of developing highly accelerated and accurate MR imaging techniques with applications in clinical, translational, or interventional imaging research. He is particularly interested in exploring approaches that integrate novel MR data acquisition processes with advanced image reconstruction and analysis techniques.
|Yi He, MD|
Dr. He received her MD degree specializing in radiology and nuclear medicine from Capital Medical University in Beijing, China. After completing her residency in the Department of Radiology of Beijing Anzhen Hospital, she took on an attending doctor position in the department. Her current research interests lie in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging.Graduate Students
David graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. He is currently a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering program at Northwestern University, and joined Dr. Li's lab in 2009 because of the unique challenges posed by, and the potential application of Cardiac MRI. His current research interests lies in quantifying myocardial blood flow using MR perfusion imaging.
Prior to entering the Biomedical Engineering PhD program at Northwestern University, Qi obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Physics from Peking University, China, where his research focused on brain diffusion imaging. After joining Dr.Li's lab, he investigated techniques in vessel wall imaging and intervertebral disc imaging. Currently he is working on non-invasive detection of lower back pain using MRI.
Chris completed his undergraduate at University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s of Science in Bioengineering, focusing on applying diffusion MRI in the brain. He continued that research for one year as a Staff Research Associate at University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging before pursuing his PhD at UCLA in Biomedical Engineering. His current research interests include extracranial applications of diffusion MRI namely in the kidneys, prostate, liver, and heart.
Jianing received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics from Peking University and subsequently joined the Li Lab while pursuing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. His current effort is to develop a high resolution, fast and robust coronary magnetic resonance imaging technique that is also user friendly and clinically feasible. In his spare time Jianing enjoys pedaling up the hills in the LA area.
Yibin received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Zhejiang University and then completed his Master’s of Science in the Biomedical Engineering program at Johns Hopkins University, where he developed methods for imaging stem cells using MRI to treat vascular diseases. He is currently a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering program UCLA. Yibin’s current research interests include vascular imaging and hyperpolarized MRI.